Rosacea

Common Name(s)

Rosacea, Acne rosacea

Rosacea is a facial skin condition characterized by redness, small bumps, and pimples. People with rosacea have flare-ups of symptoms and most do not have symptoms at all times. Over time however, the redness becomes ruddier and blood vessels will become visible. Although the condition most commonly affects the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, it may sometimes appear on the neck, chest, scalp, or ears. The cause of rosacea is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetics (changes or mutations in our genes) and environmental causes. There are four subtypes of rosacea (subtypes 1-4); these commonly affect different areas of the face and can cause slightly different symptoms.

The common symptoms of rosacea are flushing, persistent redness (often resembling sunburn), bumps and pimples which may burn or sting, and visible blood vessels. Symptoms may also include dry skin, an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), and eye problems such as dryness, irritation, or swelling. The condition mostly affects fair skinned women, although when affected, men tend to have more severe symptoms. Symptoms usually begin after age 30. Triggers of flare-ups may include any activity or substance which increases blood flow to the skin. These triggers may include hot or spicy foods, alcohol, temperature extremes, stress, anger, embarrassment, hard exercise, saunas, and certain prescription drugs.

Rosacea is normally diagnosed by examining the affected areas of the face. Often your primary doctor will refer you to a dermatologist or doctor who specializes in treating skin disorders. There is no cure for rosacea but there are treatment options including medications, laser treatments, and surgery if the nose is severely affected. Research is ongoing, so talk to your dermatologist about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also a good source of information and can help connect you with others affected by rosacea.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rosacea" returned 153 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of Rosacea using acupuncture for improving the local skin microcirculation: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yacen Gao, Weipeng Lin, Sisi Zhou, Guoqi Shi, Jun He, Yongjun Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11931.

 

Rosacea is an irritating disease that affects patients' health and life quality. The current treatments for rosacea have limited efficacy and are generally not satisfying most patients. This report presents a patient diagnosed with rosacea who was treated with acupuncture to a satisfactory ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dermocosmetics for Use in Rosacea: Guideline of the Society for Dermopharmacy.
 

Author(s): Joachim Kresken, Ursula Kindl, Walter Wigger-Alberti, Benjamin M Clanner-Engelshofen, Markus Reinholz

Journal: Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2018 ;31(3):147-154.

 

Rosacea is a widespread inflammatory skin disease that is chronically recurrent and affects predominately the central parts of the face. Affected individuals typically react to numerous cosmetics with redness, burning, and/or worsening of the complexion. Consequently, there is a high ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Rosacea-specific Quality-of-Life instrument (RosQol): Revision and validation among Chinese patients.
 

Author(s): Yuxuan Deng, Qinqin Peng, Sai Yang, Dan Jian, Ben Wang, Yingxue Huang, Hongfu Xie, Ji Li

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Rosacea is a common chronic facial disorder that affects patients' health-related quality of life; the only questionnaire designed specifically for rosacea is the Rosacea-specific Quality-of-Life instrument (RosQol). However, the questionnaire has not been validated among Chinese ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rosacea" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Rosacea].
 

Author(s): Theis Huldt-Nystrøm, Kjersti Danielsen, Xiaotong Li, Katarina Zak Stangeland

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The Role of Skin Care in Optimizing Treatment of Acne and Rosacea.
 

Author(s): C Zip

Journal: Skin Therapy Lett.. 2017 May;22(3):5-7.

 

A triad approach to the treatment of acne and rosacea has been recommended. This integrated management approach includes patient education, selection of therapeutic agents, and initiation of an appropriate skin care regime. Proper skin care in patients undergoing treatment of both ...

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Rosacea: Molecular Mechanisms and Management of a Chronic Cutaneous Inflammatory Condition.
 

Author(s): Yu Ri Woo, Ji Hong Lim, Dae Ho Cho, Hyun Jeong Park

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Rosacea is a chronic cutaneous inflammatory disease that affects the facial skin. Clinically, rosacea can be categorized into papulopustular, erythematotelangiectatic, ocular, and phymatous rosacea. However, the phenotypic presentations of rosacea are more heterogeneous. Although ...

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Intense Pulsed Light as an Adjunctive to Bromonidine for the Treatment of Rosacea
 

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Condition Summary: Rosacea

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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A Study of S5G4T-1 in the Treatment of Papular-Pustular Rosacea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Papulopustular Rosacea

 

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2018

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